Welcome to the
Academy of Operative Dentistry (AODES)
by Dr. Margaret Wilson
The European Section of the Academy of
Operative Dentistry was formed in 1997. The
section complements the traditional activities of the Academy and provides a
pan-European organization for colleagues with interests in operative dentistry.
This is especially important for colleagues practicing dentistry in countries
without a national association or society of operative dentistry. It is the aim
of the organisation to bring together all colleagues in Europe involved in
operative dentistry, both in the academic world and in clinical practice.
Meetings are organised and a newsletter (EuroCondenser) is sent to all members
at regular intervals. It is the aim to exchange, through meetings and the
publication of EuroCondenser, experiences and knowledge among colleagues in
Meetings have been held at different venues in European countries, usually in
association with a national or society meeting. The Academy of Operative
Dentistry has many members who live in European and Scandinavian Countries.
Hopefully the Section meetings will be supported by the existing members and
will also generate interest from colleagues who may wish to join the Academy.
Operative dentistry in Europe as in other countries lacks "specialty status",
yet remains the cornerstone of clinical practice. It is hoped that like the
parent Academy, the European section will be central to education , training and
research into operative dentistry as well as being a source of reference for all
those working in clinical practice.
Dr. Margaret Wilson, founding Secretary of the "European Section" and
Wilson, Editor of EuroCondeser and Past President of the Section